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Author Commencement Speeches

8 Life Lessons Every Adult Can Learn From These Beautiful Commencement Speeches

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.14.2014 | Books

Advice served plainly, rather than wrapped up in plot and metaphor, is often what's delivered when great writers are asked to give commencement speech...

Nick Flynn's Impressive Commencent Speech

Nick Flynn | Posted 02.16.2013 | Books
Nick Flynn

There's a trope from the last century (circa 1972) that if you do what you love the rest will follow. The rest, supposedly, is money. Or happiness. Or fame. Immortality, maybe. Transcendence. Illlumination. Eternal salvation.